WILLIAMSON — Criminal complaints were obtained on the following arrests from the Mingo Magistrate Court on Monday, and were recorded over the past week.
Crystal Cline, of Matewan, was taken into custody by Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) Deputy L.J. Thomas on charges of battery. The defendant is said to have unlawfully struck Rachel Layne in the head with a cordless phone, and then continued to strike the victim with a closed fist to the face, causing contusions and swelling.
Cline was arraigned before Mingo County Magistrate Dee Sidebottom and was released from custody after posting a $500 bond.
James Collins, also of Matewan, was arrested by Deputy Thomas after he allegedly injured Steven Looney with a knife, causing an open wound that required medical care and stiches. The defendant was charged with a felony count of malicious wounding. He was released from custody after meeting the conditions of his personal recognizance bond set by Magistrate Sidebottom in the amount of $5,000.
Brock Adam Hatfield, 27, of Williamson, was placed under arrest by West Virginia State Police Trooper D.C. Moore on misdemeanor charges of domestic assault and domestic battery. According to the criminal complaint, Hatfield struck his wife, Brittany Hatfield, shoved her in the chest and torso area several times and threatened to kill her. The defendant and the victim had been separated for 2-3 months and the male was no longer living at the residence. Trooper Moore stated that the defendant is said to have traveled to the Big Splint Hollow residence occupied by his wife in an attempt to locate a male who he was told was inside the residence.
Hatfield was arraigned by Chief Magistrate Dallas Toler and was released from custody after posting a $1,000 bond.
These defendants are scheduled to make an appearance in magistrate court in the near future to answer to their charges.